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  1. February 1, 2011

    Iran parliament impeaches transport minister

    Iran’s parliament voted to dismiss Hamid Behbahani, the country’s transport minister, less than a month after an air crash...

  2. January 30, 2011

    Salehi approved as Iran’s foreign minister

    Iran’s parliament approved Ali-Akbar Salehi as foreign minister a day after the Dutch government froze contacts with Tehran...

  1. December 16, 2010

    Senegal recalls its ambassador from Tehran

    Senegal has recalled its ambassador from Tehran to register dissatisfaction with Iran’s explanation of an arms scandal. It...

  2. December 13, 2010

    Iranian president fires foreign minister

    Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad has unexpectedly dismissed Iran’s foreign minister and put the country’s top nuclear official in the...

  3. December 5, 2010

    US and Iran worlds apart in Bahrain

    Hillary Clinton and Manouchehr Mottaki, the Iranian foreign minister, may have been seated at the same dinner table in the...

  4. December 4, 2010

    Iran seeks to reassure Arab neighbours

    Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki sought to reassure Arab neighbours on Saturday that the Islamic Republic posed...

  5. November 23, 2010

    Gambia deals blow to Iran’s Africa diplomacy

    Painstaking efforts by President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad of Iran to build support in Africa were dealt a blow on Tuesday when...

  6. August 30, 2010

    Iran’s warring factions reignite tensions

    Iran’s radical and conservative fundamentalists have ignored the orders of the regime’s supreme leader and begun exchanging...

  7. June 4, 2010

    Mottaki's best lines

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): How time flies when you're having fun. I spent the best part of Wednesday trailing Manouchehr...

  8. June 2, 2010

    Iran warns EU over sanctions support

    Governments backing tougher United Nations sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme could kill Tehran’s deal to...

  9. Brussels Blog

    June 2, 2010

    Iran's foreign minister Mottaki flunks the courage test

    How time flies when you’re having fun.  I spent the best part of Wednesday trailing Manouchehr Mottaki, Iran’s foreign...

  10. February 8, 2010

    Iran to step up uranium enrichment

    Iran's president yesterday ordered the country's Atomic Energy Organisation to start enriching uranium at a higher grade, in...

  11. February 6, 2010

    US and Germany say Iran not ready for nuclear deal

    ANKARA/MUNICH, Germany, Feb 6 - The United States and Germany said on Saturday they saw no sign Tehran would make...

  12. December 30, 2009

    More arrests as Tehran points finger at west

    Iran's regime has mounted a renewed crackdown on the opposition Green Movement, arresting hundreds of people since the...

  13. December 30, 2009

    Iran lays blame for protests on west

    The Iranian regime has rounded up hundreds of opposition supporters, including prominent politicians and journalists, in a...

  14. December 29, 2009

    Iran blames protests on west

    The Iranian regime has rounded up hundreds of opposition supporters, including prominent politicians and journalists, in a...

  15. December 15, 2009

    Iran woos Arab states as tough sanctions loom

    At the official level, relations between Iran and the leaders of neighbouring Arab states tend to be polite without being...

  16. December 14, 2009

    Iran woos Arab states as sanctions loom

    At the official level, relations between Iran and the leaders of neighbouring Arab states tend to be polite without being...

  17. December 2, 2009

    UK presses Tehran on sailors

    Britain told the Iranian government last night that its detention of five British sailors was becoming a matter of "serious...

  18. November 19, 2009

    Tehran rejects main demand of nuclear compromise

    Iran yesterday rejected the central tenet of a compromise over its nuclear programme, putting forward an alternative...

  19. November 19, 2009

    Iran rejects key part of atom deal

    Iran has rejected the central tenet of a compromise deal over its nuclear programme. Unless reversed, the statement by...

  20. November 18, 2009

    Iran rejects demand of nuclear compromise

    Iran on Wednesday rejected the central tenet of a compromise over its nuclear programme, putting forward an alternative...

  21. September 24, 2009

    Sarkozy wants deadline on Iran nuclear talks

    President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday said Iran should be given three months to engage in fruitful talks with leading world...

  22. September 10, 2009

    Tehran seeks talks with west

    Iran presented a package of proposals to the United Nations Security Council yesterday in the hope of opening a new...

  23. September 9, 2009

    Iran issues proposals for nuclear talks

    Iran presented a package of proposals to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday in the hope of opening a new...

  24. August 19, 2009

    Ahmadi-Nejad nominates allies to cabinet

    Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad on Wednesday introduced his new government to the Iranian parliament, nominating a relative novice to...

  25. July 13, 2009

    Iran threatens legal action over US jailing of officials

    Iran's foreign minister yesterday said the Islamic regime could take legal action against Washington after five Iranian...

  26. July 12, 2009

    Iran threatens action on officials

    Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday said the Islamic regime could take legal action against Washington after five Iranian...

  27. July 4, 2009

    Crisis deepens over British embassy staff in Tehran

    The diplomatic crisis over Iran's detention of British embassy staff escalated yesterday after a senior cleric said some...

  28. July 4, 2009

    British embassy local staff will go on trial, says senior Iranian cleric

    The diplomatic crisis over Iran's detention of British embassy staff escalated yesterday after a senior cleric said some...

  29. July 4, 2009

    British embassy staff will go on trial, says Iran

    The diplomatic crisis over Iran's detention of British embassy staff escalated yesterday after a senior cleric said some...

  30. June 28, 2009

    Iran releases five of nine UK embassy staff

    Iran said on Monday five out of the nine detained local staff at the British embassy in Tehran had been released, but the...

  31. June 25, 2009

    Fresh street clashes in Tehran

    Security forces were reported to have clashed with hundreds of opposition supporters outside the Iranian parliament last...

  32. June 25, 2009

    Khamenei vows regime will stay

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, told parliamentarians yesterday the regime would not bow to pressure over...

  33. June 24, 2009

    Fresh street clashes in Tehran

    Four footballers who wore green armbands during a World Cup qualifier have been banned from Iran’s national team Security...

  34. June 23, 2009

    Iran ‘reviewing’ ties with Britain

    Manouchehr Mottaki, Iran’s foreign minister, said on Wednesday Tehran was considering downgrading ties with Britain, which...

  35. June 23, 2009

    'Kafkaesque' narrative stokes protest fury

    Hassan Ghashghavi, the spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry, was live on CNN yesterday morning, explaining the...

  36. June 23, 2009

    Regime's 'Kafkaesque' narrative stokes the opposition's fury

    Hassan Ghashghavi, the spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry, was live on CNN yesterday morning, explaining the...

  37. June 22, 2009

    ‘Kafkaesque’ narrative stokes Iran fury

    Hassan Ghashghavi, the spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, was live on CNN on Monday morning, explaining Iran’s side of...

  38. June 22, 2009

    Tensions deepen as UK rebuffs Tehran claims

    Tensions between Britain and Iran intensified yesterday after the UK government again rejected claims by Tehran that it was...

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